Eating Raoul (1982)


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The dark comedy Eating Raoul focuses on the Blands, a married couple who have hit upon an ingenious scheme to raise money for their new, high-class restaurant. Using Mrs. Bland as bait, they lure perverts to their apartment, rob and kill them, and sell the corpses for dog food.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Blackburn, Paul Bartel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 13, 2004
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as Little Person

as Nurse Sheila

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Critic Reviews for Eating Raoul

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 17, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Nicely lays out capitalism on the chopping block. In an obsessively consumptive culture like America's, the only way for a common couple to strive is through killing, then consuming.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Film Threat

Despite the consistency of the film's droll take on murder and mayhem, it still feels oddly uneven and skimpy, as if there just isn't quite enough meat on its narrative bones.

Full Review… | October 9, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Eating Raoul


Silly con carne

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

This movie had such a mystique about it that it could not live up to the expectations I had, but now I can say I have at least watched it.

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

A very funny cult movie, I really liked it, the story is really good too.The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, but still, I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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